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Monterrey, Mexico to Host New Ironman 70.3 Series Event


ironman 70.3 monterreyIronman race organizers in Mexico have added a new Ironman 70.3 Series race in Northern Mexico. The new Ironman 70.3 Monterrey triathlon will take place in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The city of Monterrey is the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico.

Triathlon: Ironman 70.3 Monterrey
Where: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Divisions: Professional, Age Group, Relay
Website: www.ironmanmonterrey.com

The 70.3 event will start at Fundidora Park and finish at the Mexican History Museum at Macroplaza in downtown Monterrey.

The 1.9km Swim will take place in the beautiful Santa Lucia River, an artificial river located in the park. It has a depth of 1.20 meters (5 feet), with a capacity of 44 thousand cubic meters of water. The Santa Lucia River promenade starts at the "Ojos de Agua de Santa Lucia," where the city of Monterrey was founded. It connects the Macro Plaza at the Mexican History Museum all the way to the Parque Fundidora. The promenade features 10 beautiful pedestrian bridges between the corridors and 22 tranquil fountains.

The 90km, 3-loop bike course is fast and almost flat with a few vehicle bridge elevations. It starts and finishes at the Macroplaza next to the Governor´s Office Building.

The 21.1km run is 2-loops. It starts and finish at the Macroplaza and will trace the scenic Santa Lucia River walk as well as wind through Fundidora Park. The run course is flat and paved with only a few stairs going out of transition.

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Ironman 70.3 Monterrey offers a professional prize purse of $50,000 and 40 coveted age-group slots to the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

Registration is currently open for this early season half in Northern Mexico. Visit this Ironman 70.3 Monterrey website www.ironmanmonterrey.com for details.

This is the second Ironman 70.3 race in Mexico, which already plays host to the Ironman 70.3 Cozumel triathlon in September.
 
 
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